20, July 2018

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9476
Open Date: 18/07/2018
Closing Date: 18/09/2018 13:00:00

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 18.1MS.06
Prog. Ref.: ExPeRT LEO & Moon
Budget Ref.: E/0116-41M – ExPeRT LEO & Moon
Tender Type: C
Price Range: > 500 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / Payloads / Instruments / Instruments ¿ BB
Techology Domains: Environmental Control & Life Support (ECLS) and In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) / ISRU / Fuels
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Dir of Human & Robotic Exploration Prog.
Department: Exploration Group
Contract Officer: Arrabal, Pablo
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A – Not apply
Last Update Date: 18/07/2018
Update Reason: Tender issue

The overall objective of the activity is to conduct the Mission Feasibility Preparation Phase of a commercially enabled In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU) demonstration mission. This is aimed at developing the technical and programmatic data-package required for informing a decision on the full implementation of this mission, as an element of E3P Period 2, at CM19.The detailed objectives of the activity are to:1) Establish the overall mission and system requirements as well as consolidate the mission architecture andconcept of operations;2) Confirm the end-to-end mission feasibility together with industrial service providers, based on private sector-developed key capabilities;3) Initiate the ISRU demonstrator payload development including development of breadboards;4) Consolidate ESAs role during the mission preparation and operations phase and identify possible Agency furnished items to be provided;5) Establish the full lifecycle costs, risk mitigation strategy and implementation plan of the mission;6) Receive committing service offers from commercial providers in line with the target Agency procurement ceiling.

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